Tsing Hua Univ, Res Ctr Environm Engn & Management, Grad Sch Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518057, Peoples R China; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, Wuhan, Peoples R China
A site investigation was conducted to correlate the relationships between microcystins (MC) concentration and algal growth in Dianchi Lake in China. Laboratory experiments were undertaken to test the effects of sediment adsorption, photoirradiation and biodegradation on microcystins removal. Bioaccumulation of microcystins was also determined using silver carp fish. It was observed that MC concentrations varied in accordance with algae growth in Dianchi Lake. The results obtained in the laboratory demonstrated that the removal of MC with fresh sediments was less than 10%, photoirradiation removed more than 75% MC within two hours, and the biodegradation needed much longer time to produce substantial degradation of MC. The results suggest that bioaccumulation of microcystins in fish was not significant in Dianchi Lake.
W. H. Zhang; X. H. Zhang; G. M. Zhang & X. Q. Xu.Variation of microcystins in a lake for water supply,JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING,2003,38(12):2857-2865